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How to Stain Glass Bottles


This is a pottery barn hack for the blue Cobalt stained glass vases. The pottery barn version is $129! But this vase cost me less than $2.00 because I used an apple juice bottle I already had. This stained glass method can also be done with Mason jars or any vase or jar of your choice.
To make the stain lighter, just add a little water to the mod podge before mixing.





how to stain glass bottles



I start off with this empty apple juice bottle which has a really cool leaf design on the top.



how to stain glass bottles



I'm going to start with a small bottle of modpodge is a high gloss.



how to stain glass bottles



And I choose my color for the glass by choosing some blue food coloring.



how to stain glass bottles



I mix in about 40-60 drops of blue food coloring into the mod podge to create a deep blue color for my glass. The more I add, the darker the glass will be.



how to stain glass bottles



I mix those two together until I get the color I want.



how to stain glass bottles



Then, I pour the entire bottle of mod dodge into the bottle .



how to stain glass bottles



I then start swirling the modpodge around until the entire inside of the bottle is covered.



how to stain glass bottles



I wipe off any excess that was on the outside and on the rim of the bottle.



how to stain glass bottles



I put the bottle into the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.



how to stain glass bottles



I love the deep blue look of the glass and it only cost me $2!






See the video for more details on how to stain glass.
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  • Kate
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Imagine this works with plastics?

    • Jill Krol
      29 minutes ago

      I would not use plastic. It'll probably melt and the fumes are dangerous.

  • Kate
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Perhaps if plastic is put in full sun it would bake the color? Thanks for your reply.

  • Tammy Richardson Holland
    on Apr 18, 2019

    great idea! do you have to pour out any excess mod podge before putting it into the oven?

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  • Kate
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Lovely creation! Now I will be looking for unusual shapes among plastic recycles.

    • Jill Krol
      30 minutes ago

      Do not use plastic. Use glass. If you use plastic and bake it in an oven, it will probably melt and the fumes could just kill you.

  • Lori714
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Love it, will definitely be trying this, thanks!!

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